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1st Division - 16th Regiment - 2nd Battalion - Headquarters Company - Account

The sections organized quickly on the beach. The A&P platoon started through the passage to the initial CP, firing unexperienced beach engineers in a minefield. The demolition squad, having llost their equipment through casualties, broowroned the equipment of the engineers and proceeded to mark the minefield and direct troops through the passage. The Headquarters and wire section followed to the initial CT at 682896.

The Company moved forward to establish a second CP at 1145 hours in the vicinity of 684892. where constant communications were maintained with the companies of the Battalion and surrounding units, prisoners were received and taken to the rear by the Intelligence section, and the necessary administrative work was handled by the Headquarters section. The Company stayed at this location for the remainder of the day.